Trail Details

Twin Lakes Pass from Alta TH<br />via Grizzly Gulch

Twin Lakes Pass from Alta TH
via Grizzly Gulch

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1323 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 662 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: The trail is straight forward. Once you get on the trail just head for the pass. Once there you have several options if you want to continue. 4
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links

Alta TH
Trailhead Elevation: 8670 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 8.1 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The trail starts in Alta where a paved road heading north leaves the main road. It goes past a church and the city offices. Follow the road through 2 switchbacks until you get to a junction. The junction to the north goes toward Cardiff Pass and Flagstaff Peak. The trail east goes through Grizzly Gulch toward Twin Lakes Pass.

Waypoint 1
Grizzly Gulch
 Elevation: 9350  Feature: Canyon
Notes: This gulch is east of Alta. It has reminders of the mining heyday in this region. Continue on for hikes to Honeycomb Cliffs, Twin Lakes Pass, Patsey Marley and Mount Wolverine.

Twin Lakes Pass
 Elevation: 9993  Feature: Saddle
Notes: Twin Lakes Pass is on the divide between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. You can see Grizzly Gulch (LLC) to the west and Twin Lakes (BCC) to the east.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.594400    Longitude: -111.609133 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)

External Links
for this trail
Winter Showshoeing  Salt Lake Tribune

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